ATLANTA — Stephen Curry scored a season-high 60 factors in Golden State’s 141-134 time beyond regulation loss to Atlanta on Saturday evening, with Trae Young netting 35 to assist the Hawks outlast the Warriors.
Curry had eight factors in time beyond regulation to complete solely two shy of the career-high 62 he had at house in opposition to Portland on Jan. 3, 2021. He made 22 of 38 pictures from the sphere, hit 10 of 23 3-pointers, and transformed all six of his free throws.
Curry grew to become the tenth participant in NBA historical past with a number of 60-point video games.
It marked the sixth 60-point recreation of 2023-24, third most in any NBA season (1961-62 had 17 and 1962-63 had 9). Three of these have now are available in losses (Devin Booker on Jan. 26, Karl-Anthony Towns on Jan. 22) — which, in Curry’s case, drained the enjoyment out of the achievement.
“It sucks to not have one thing to indicate for it,” he stated after the Warriors, twelfth within the Western Convention, fell to 21-25.
“It is irritating, clearly, not coming away with the win realizing a pair performs right here, a pair performs there might have been a unique final result. It simply provides to our irritating season.”
Nonetheless, Curry’s efforts weren’t misplaced on the Warriors.
“It simply appears he continues to get higher, which is particular at his age,” Draymond Green stated.
Coach Steve Kerr described Curry’s recreation as “unimaginable.”
“We competed like loopy however simply could not recover from the hump,” Kerr stated.
Dejounte Murray scored the final seven factors in an 11-0 run to open the time beyond regulation for Atlanta and completed with 19 factors. Onyeka Okongwu had a career-high 22 factors and a season-high 16 rebounds, and Jalen Johnson scored 21 factors.
Curry scored 22 factors within the fourth quarter, together with a go-ahead jumper with 14 seconds remaining. Murray answered with a jumper from the free-throw line to tie it. Curry missed a last-second jumper to ship it to time beyond regulation.
The Hawks have taken benefit of a six-game homestand to win 4 straight video games, matching their finest stretch of the season. They’re 4-1 on the homestand.
Younger and Curry embraced on the courtroom after the sport. Younger typically says he appears to be like as much as Curry and enjoys the alternatives to play in opposition to one in all his favourite gamers.
“They’re much more enjoyable once you win,” Younger stated. “You at all times need to battle, you at all times need to compete, you need to present your finest off in opposition to the perfect. … Steph was clearly getting into that second half.”
Younger, averaging 27.3 factors, is second within the NBA with 11 assists per recreation however didn’t make the All-Star staff.
“I instructed him after the sport it’ll all come again to him if he continues to method the sport in the appropriate means,” Curry stated about Younger.
The Warriors have been short-handed, particularly after the primary half.
Ahead Dario Saric (sickness) missed his second consecutive recreation. Ahead Andrew Wiggins suffered what Kerr stated was a left foot harm late within the first half and Jonathan Kuminga fouled out with 1:06 remaining in regulation. X-rays on Wiggins’ foot have been detrimental.
Kerr stated Saric might be part of the staff for its subsequent recreation at Brooklyn.
It was tied at 89 coming into the fourth interval. Curry scored Golden State’s first two baskets of the ultimate interval after which gave the Warriors a 105-104 lead with a 3-pointer.
Kuminga scored 16 factors, ending his streak of eight straight video games with greater than 20.
Younger and Golden State’s Lester Quinones, who scored 17 factors, traded lengthy 3s to finish the primary quarter. Younger sank a 27-footer with lower than 2 seconds remaining within the interval. The Warriors rapidly handed the ball to Quinones, who launched a halfcourt shot to beat the buzzer.
Golden State rookie guard Brandin Podziemski appeared to injure his proper leg when he landed awkwardly when making an attempt to keep away from fouling Younger late within the first interval. Podziemski limped off the courtroom, was escorted to the locker room and returned within the second interval.
Hawks ahead Saddiq Bey, who sprained his left ankle within the first half Friday evening’s 129-120 win over Phoenix and didn’t play within the second half, was dominated out earlier than the sport. Coach Quin Snyder earlier than the sport “It isn’t one thing that ought to maintain him our for an prolonged time period.”
Info from The Related Press was used on this report.